AlanEgan Posted September 28, 2008 Share Posted September 28, 2008 Hi, Skinsegan,I just edited your last posting to remove the words "Irish" and "traditional". Here's how it reads then: Modified posting:If you knew anything about (***) Music you would understand that it comes from within the musician, yes anybody can play it but only some can master it. You cannot learn to be a good (***) musician you have to have it in you. To even suggest that (***) Musicians who spend their lives playing (one genre) are not "serious" musicians only validates my point. I know a lot of (genre) trained musicians with full grades who have tried to cross over to (other genre) music and failed because they lack music! Everything seems so analysed and robotic and really does not work for (other genre) music. If "accentuation, universality, education, phrasing, depth of nuance, complexity of harmony, elegance of application" were that of what you consider a "serious" musician then we would really have a problem in (***) Music. You cannot learn from a book to be a good (***) musician, you need to immerse yourself in the tradition where you can develop your own style and not just play a tune the exact same as everyone else plays it. Put that way, it rings true for any genre of music. It really contradicts your summing-up: So as I stated before, you cannot compare Genres! You may aswell be trying to compare Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. Don't quite get the analogy of Phelps and Bolt. They're both exceptional athletes, dedicated to winning and probably doped to the gills, and have a lot more in common with each other than with normal people, like us musicians. Cheers, John The words were there for a reason. If you edit anything and take it out of context you will have contradiction. I was showing that Irish musicians and classical musicicians or any other could not be compared as m3838 suggested that irish musicians were not "serious" musicians because we lacked certain aspects that classically trained musicians had. And yes excuse my ignorance, I forgot that swimming and sprinting were the exact same thing. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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